After 45 years of working at General Motors, Tim Lee will be welcoming retirement come April 1, 2014. But before Lee departs, Jim DeLuca will take over his role of Executive Vice President of General Motors Global Manufacturing come February 1st.
Lee was also Chairman of GM China. With that in mind, Lee will hand off his China duties to GM China President Matt Tsien, who will be the highest ranking executive of the region. DeLuca, a 35-year GM veteran, will report to GM CEO Mary Barra in his new role, leading more than 200,000 employees at 171 facilities in 31 countries.
“Jim has a strong track record of aligning his team to deliver for the customer and drive results for the business,” Barra said. “His global manufacturing and quality experience, along with his desire for innovative solutions, ensure we will continue our progress in producing the world’s best vehicles, powertrains and stampings.”